First Principles: When Taxes Go So Far As To Entrench On the Subsistence of the People, These Become Burdensome and Oppressive

“Taxation to a certain point is not only proper but useful, because by stimulating the industry of individuals it increases the wealth of the Community. But when Taxes go so far as to intrench on the subsistence of the people they become burdensome and oppressive. The expenditures of money ought in such case to be (if possible) avoided, and if unavoidable, it will be most wise to have recourse to loans.” – Robert Morris in Letter to Alexander Martin  (July 20, 1782)

 

 

 

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